Mohamed S. Donia

email-icon donia@princeton.edu

Mohamed S. Abou Donia
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Office
A5 Guyot Hall
Moffett Laboratory
Washington Road
Princeton, NJ  08544
(609) 258-5870
Lab
Moffett Laboratory
Washington Road
Princeton, NJ  08544
(609) 258-5028
Areas of Research
Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Compuation and Modeling, Genomics, Genetics, Microbiology and Virology
Education
B.Sc., Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah
 
Post-doctoral training: Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Mohamed S. Donia

email-icon donia@princeton.edu

Mohamed S. Abou Donia
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Office
A5 Guyot Hall
Moffett Laboratory
Washington Road
Princeton, NJ  08544
(609) 258-5870
Lab
Moffett Laboratory
Washington Road
Princeton, NJ  08544
(609) 258-5028
Areas of Research
Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Compuation and Modeling, Genomics, Genetics, Microbiology and Virology
Education
B.Sc., Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah
 
Post-doctoral training: Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Biography

Dr. Donia received his B.Sc in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University, Egypt in 2004. He moved to the US in 2005 to study for his Ph.D. at the Medicinal Chemistry Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Utah. He worked in Dr. Eric Schmidt's laboratory where he studied the chemistry and biology of small molecules produced by bacterial symbionts of marine animals. He used chemical, microbiological, and metagenomic techniques to study the role of small molecules in mediating microbe-host and microbe-microbe interactions in marine invertebrates. In 2010, he joined Dr. Michael Fischbach's laboratory at the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. There, he studied small molecules produced by members of the human microbiome and their role in mediating microbe-host and microbe-microbe interactions in humans. In particular, he focused on antibiotics produced by human pathogens and commensals, and their role in shaping the composition and dynamics of the human vaginal and oral microbiota.